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Top Tips To Maintain Oak Furniture

Condition the Wood

The best possible tip to keep your oak furniture looking fantastic now and in the future is to treat the wood as soon as it arrives in your home. By treating the wood with oil or wax you are conditioning the wood and creating a protective seal from stains, cracks and infestations.

Regularly wax

After your first treatment, you should aim to repeat the process every two to three months after purchase. By treating the furniture with a wax or oil you are nourishing and protecting the wood. You will need to do this more frequently in the first few years, reducing to a couple of times a year, latterly.

Keep it clean

Oak furniture doesn't need much maintenance beyond waxing and conditioning every so often. However, regular dusting and polishing can prevent against destructive dust particles and keep your furniture looking fantastic throughout the year.

Only use natural wax and oils

Avoid using abrasive or chemical-based domestic cleaning products, as these will damage the finish and surface of the wood. Lemon oil or natural beeswax are the best products to use to when buffing your oak furniture.

Avoid water

Water and moisture can cause damage to your oak furniture can cause damage to your oak furniture, and while this can be repaired, prevention is always better than the cure. Never use a damp cloth to clean the furniture.

Use coasters

Using coaster and table mats on coffee and dining tables will prevent against damage from damp glasses or mugs as well as food and drink spillages. In addition, hot items can also cause damage to the finish or surface of the oak, so only place hot items on a mat or board rather than directly onto the surface itself.

Avoid sunlight

To prevent cracking and discolouring, avoid placing your furniture in direct sunlight. Bright sunlight can cause the warm colour of your furniture to fade as well as dry out the wood which may cause it to split or crack.

Mop up spills

In the event of a spillage from a glass or vase then the best advice is to absorb the puddle of water by blotting up the liquid. Always wipe up any excess moisture in the direction of the grain to prevent water getting into the wood.

Avoid radiators/vents

While oak is very durable, it’s recommended not to place it near a radiator, air conditioning vent or anywhere else that experiences extremes of temperatures. Again, this can cause the wood to dry out, crack or discolour.

Rotate vases and ornaments

To avoid fading or discolouring in patches of the wood, it might be worth rotating items such as large vases or any other ornaments. This prevents against inconsistencies in the colour of the wood.

Oak furniture has always been a popular choice, whether you're looking for a striking dining room set, a rustic coffee table or stunning sideboard for your entrance hallway, oak creates a warm, rustic look that simply never goes out of style.

There are a variety of reasons that oak is such a popular choice for many people, and among those reasons versatility comes out on top. It's warm, honey colour, suits a range of styles and complements both character and contemporary homes. As oak is a very dense, hard wood, it doesn't scratch or damage easily, so oak furniture is always a solid investment that will last for years. Because oak is so durable, it needs very little maintenance to keep it in good condition - simply dusting your oak furniture will keep it in good condition for years to come.So whether you've fallen in love with the warm oak style, or are simply looking for a striking feature piece of furniture that will make your house a home, we've got a wide range of stunning pieces to choose from.

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Cheshire Oak furniture is fast becoming our most popular range of oak. We have been taken by surprise by the popularity of the Cheshire oak. With its modern D-shaped handles yest traditional oak colour it will fit in well into any style of home.

Rustic Oak This classic country style traditional oak range is very popular. There is a solid range of bedroom, living room and occasional furniture in this category

Hereford Rustic OakThis Hereford Rustic Oak furniture collection oozes timeless country charm. The frames are chunky in design and the solid oak furniture frames stand on tapered feet that perfectly complement the Rustic look.

The Soho Curved Oak range is a welcomed addition to any modern home. Contemporary designs that are hand made using traditional construction methods. This furniture is built to last a lifetime and you will no doubt be impressed by the superior quality and finish of each piece.

London Oak also has a nice light finish crossed with a contemporary minimalist approach to design. This too has proved a popular range.

The French Louis Oak furniture range combines elegant French styling with traditional time honoured construction methods giving a range that is both desirable and practical for everyday use.

We believe we offer great value for money with our oak furniture and remember we offer free delivery on everything and we are online only meaning you pay the cheapest price because we have no massive outlets to rent or pushy sales people to employ to try to sell you insurance, lotions and potions. - We care more about Oak Furniture.

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